LEAGUE 2    2017/18
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorers:
Bill Kee
(Accrington Stanley) and
Marc McNulty
(Coventry City)
25 goals

Congratulations to League 2 champions Accrington Stanley - now that was a first! Accrington clubs have been in the Football League since its formation in 1888 - although not ever-present - but never before has a side from Accrington  won promotion let alone a championship. Well done.

Promoted runners-up Luton Town also made a few headlines of their own which started in their first League match of the new season - they beat Yeovil 8-2 at Kenilworth Road. Later in the season they had home victories over Stevenage (7-1) and Cambridge United (7-0).

At the bottom of the table Barnet were relegated from the Football League for the third time in 17 years but for the other club who suffered the drop, Chesterfield, it was a return to non-league circles for the first time since 1921.

They were beaten but apart from that it was a dream FA Cup Fourth Round tie for Newport County! They drew 1-1 with mighty Tottenham Hotspur before 9,836 home fans - a record for County at Rodney Parade - before losing 2-0 at Wembley in the replay. Spurs were using Wembley at the time while White Hart Lane was being redeveloped.


  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Accrington Stanley 46 29 6 11 76 46 93 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Luton Town 46 25 13 8 94 46 88 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 24 12 10 79 60 84 Promoted
    Season Results 4 Exeter City 46 24 8 14 64 54 80 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Notts County 46 21 14 11 71 48 77 Play Off
    Season Results 6 Coventry City 46 22 9 15 64 47 75 Promoted
    Season Results 7 Lincoln City 46 20 15 11 64 48 75 Play Off
    Season Results 8 Mansfield Town 46 18 18 10 67 52 72
    Season Results 9 Swindon Town 46 20 8 18 67 65 68
    Season Results 10 Carlisle United 46 17 16 13 62 54 67
    Season Results 11 Newport County 46 16 16 14 56 58 64
    Season Results 12 Cambridge United 46 17 13 16 56 60 64
    Season Results 13 Colchester United 46 16 14 16 53 52 62
    Season Results 14 Crawley Town 46 16 11 19 58 66 59
    Season Results 15 Crewe Alexandra 46 17 5 24 62 75 56
    Season Results 16 Stevenage 46 14 13 19 60 65 55
    Season Results 17 Cheltenham Town 46 13 12 21 67 73 51
    Season Results 18 Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 42 66 51
    Season Results 19 Yeovil Town 46 12 12 22 59 75 48
    Season Results 20 Port Vale 46 11 14 21 49 67 47
    Season Results 21 Forest Green Rovers 46 13 8 25 54 77 47
    Season Results 22 Morecambe 46 9 19 18 41 56 46
    Season Results 23 Barnet 46 12 10 24 46 65 46 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Chesterfield 46 10 8 28 47 83 38 Relegated
   
    Relegated Barnet and Chesterfield were relegated from the Football League to the National League being replaced by National League champions Macclesfield Town and play off winners Tranmere Rovers. 2017/18 National League table and play-off results. 

Full home and away table

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 12 Lincoln City 0 - 0 Exeter City
Sat May 12 Coventry City 1 - 1 Notts County
2nd Leg
Thu May 17 Exeter City 3 - 1 Lincoln City
Fri May 18 Notts County 1 - 4 Coventry City
Aggregate scores
Exeter City 3 - 1 Lincoln City
Coventry City 5 - 2 Notts County
                 
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Mon May 28 Coventry City 3 - 1 Exeter City
      Coventry were promoted to League 1